What Writers Can Learn from the Film 12 ANGRY MEN and more...



What Writers Can Learn from the Film 12 ANGRY MEN

Henry Fonda in SLIM movie trailer, 1937 (image is in public domain)

Henry Fonda in SLIM movie trailer, 1937 (image is in the public domain)

Happy Birthday, Henry Fonda

To celebrate the birthday of acting legend Henry Fonda (b. May 16, 1905), I’m posting a review I co-wrote with my wife, legal investigator/author Colleen Collins, about one of our favorite legal films: 12 Angry Men, a story about the...

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Safer Internet Day: A Ransomware Story & Cyber-Security Tips

white collar criminal

Today, February 9, is Safe Internet Day worldwide. It promotes online safety and responsibility for internet technology on desktop and mobile devices, especially among young people and children. You can click on your country’s flag at the Safer Internet Day site to learn about the organization’s activities near you: Safer Internet...

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Nervous About Going to Court? Not To Worry – Common Legal Terms, Basic Trial Procedures, and What to Wear

Courtroom entrance, Joel Solomon Federal Building and US Courthouse, by Carol Highsmith (image is in the public domain)

Courtroom entrance, Joel Solomon Federal Building and US Courthouse, by Carol Highsmith (image is in the public domain)

It can be intimidating to receive a jury notice, be subpoenaed to appear at a court hearing, or attend a trial to support a family member or friend. All of a sudden, you’re dealing with lawyers and others spouting...

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How to Avoid a DUI Nightmare

La Carafe Bar one of the oldest buildings in Houston, TX by Carol Highsmith (image is in the public domain)

La Carafe Bar one of the oldest buildings in Houston, TX by Carol Highsmith (image is in the public domain)

Drinking and driving can make your life a nightmare. Besides the sad possibility of hurting yourself and others, you could also have your license revoked, pay large fines, have your car insurance increase dramatically, even lose your...

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DUI Traffic Stops: How to Conduct Yourself

Police officer giving a roadside sobriety test to a drunk driver (image licensed by Colleen Collins)

Police officer giving a roadside sobriety test to a drunk driver (image licensed by Colleen Collins)

An Easy Drive-Through Technique?

Some of you may have read about the lawyer who advertises that it’s possible to maneuver your way through a DUI traffic stop without any personal interaction with law enforcement. He endorses putting...

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